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have broken the bands of their 4 And the glory of the LORD yoke, and delivered them out of came into the house by the way of the hand of those that served the gate whose prospect is toward themselves of them.

the east. 28 And they shall no more be

5 So the spirit took me up, and a prey to the heathen, neither shall brought me into the inner court; the beasts of the land devour and, behold, the glory of the LORD them; but they shall dwell safely, filled the house. and none shall make them afraid. 6 And I heard him speaking un

29 And I will raise up for them to me out of the house; and the a plant of renown, and they shall man stood by me. be no more consumed with hunger 7 || And he said unto me, Son of in the land, neither bear the shame man, the place of my throne, and of the heathen any more.

the place of the soles of my feet, 30 Thus shall they know that I

where I will dwell in the midst of

the children of Israel for ever, and the Lord their God am with them, and that they, even

he house of my holy name, shall the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Israel no more defile, neither they, Lord God.

nor their kings, by their whore

dom, nor by the carcasses of their 31 And ye my flock, the flock of kings in their high places. my pasture, are men, and I am

8 In their setting of their thresyour God, saith the Lord GOD.

hold by my thresholds, and their

post by my posts, and the wall EZEK. XLIII:1-9B. C. 574

between me and them, they have 1 Afterward he brought me to even defiled my holy name by the gate, even the gate that look- their abominations that they have eth toward the east:

committed: wherefore I have con

sumed them in mine anger. 2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way

9 Now let them put away their of the east: and his voice was like whoredom, and the carcases of a noise of many waters: and the their kings, far from me, and I earth shined with his glory.

will dwell in the midst of them for

ever. 3 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which 1 ZECH. IX:12-17—B. C. 517


. saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy 12 Turn you to the strong the city: and the visions were like hold, ye prisoners of hope: even the vision that I saw by the river to day do I declare that I will Chebar; and I fell upon my face. render double unto thee;

13 When I have bent Judah for all the proud, yea, and all that do me, filled the bow with Ephraim, wickedly, shall be stubble: and and raised up thy sons, o Zion, the day that cometh shall burn against thy sons, Greece, and them up, saith the Lord of hosts, made

thee as the sword of a that it shall leave them neither mighty man.

root nor branch. 14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go name shall the Sun of righteous

2 | But unto you that fear my forth as the lightning: and the Lord God shall blow the trumpet, ness arise with healing in his

, and shall go with whirlwinds of wings; and ye shall go forth, and the south.

grow up as calves of the stall. 15 The Lord of hosts shall de- 3 And ye shall tread down the fend them; and they shall devour, i wicked; for they shall be ashes and subdue with sling stones; and under the soles of your feet in the they shall drink, and make a noise day that I shall do this, saith the as through wine; and they shall be Lord of hosts. filled like bowls, and as the corners

4 Remember ye the law of of the altar. 16 And the Lord their God shall manded unto him in Horeb for all

Moses my servant, which I comsave them in that day as the flock

Israel, with the statutes and judgof his people: for they shall be as

ments. the stones of a crown, lifted up an ensign upon his land.

5 s Behold, I will send you Eli17 For how great is his good-jah the prophet before the coming ness, and how great is his beauty! of the great and dreadful day of corn shall make the young men the Lord: cheerful, and new wine the maids.

6 And he shall turn the heart of

the fathers to the children, and the MAL. IV:1-6-B. C. 397

heart of the children to their fath1 For, behold, the day cometh, ers, lest I come and smite the earth that shall burn as an oven; and with a curse.


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